The Birthplace of Country Music presents a Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival kick-off concert with original roots-punk barnstormer Jason Ringenberg on Thursday, September 14 in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

With his band Jason & the Scorchers, Ringenberg helped shape the alternative country movement of the 1980s, earning the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in the performance category back in 2008. Rolling Stone declared the band “singlehandedly re-wrote the history of rock’n’roll in the South.” There is also an exhibit to Jason & the Scorchers in Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame.

Jason is also an Emmy Award-winning children’s entertainer. As Farmer Jason, Ringenberg has released four CDs, a DVD, and starred in the “It’s a Farmer Jason” video interstitial program that airs on several public broadcasting stations in the U.S.―earning him an Emmy Award.

Ringenberg will perform as Farmer Jason on Children’s Day during Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.